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Prayer book
France, Tours or Paris, ca. 1511-1513
MS M.292 fol. 24v

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Christ: in Gethsemane -- Angel, nimbed, holding tau cross, hovers behind rocky outcrop on which is chalice with wafer (host) above it. Christ, crossed nimbus, with joined hands raised kneels looking toward the angel and the chalice. In foreground three Apostles, two nimbed, sit asleep. In distance, group of people emerge from building or gatehouse in wall next to wattle fence. (Christ: Betrayal, Arrival in Garden)
Scene in landscape; miniature enclosed in frame.

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